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81: N. V 

13 th Annual Edition 

A Book of Suggestions for Decorating 
and Entertaining at 


ANEW edition of this book is prepared each year to help 
those who are planning to entertain on Hallowe'en, dur- 
ing Harvest Time or at Thanksgiving. 

The made-up articles illustrated in the book, such as costumes, 
favors, centerpieces, score cards and serving cups, are not stock 
items, but are shown as models that you may easily duplicate. 

All of the decorations shown are easy to copy and in almost 
every case stock goods are used. 



Home Parties 3-11 

Dinner Dances 12,13 

Club or Church Suppers 14,15 

Decorated Halls 16-19 

Games and Stunts 20-22 

Ghost Story 23 

Hallowe'en Costumes 24,25 

Harvest Decorations 26,27 

Thanksgiving Decorations 28,29 

Dennison Party Helps 30-32 

Service Bureaus are maintained at all the Dennison stores and by 
many of our dealers where helpful suggestions and instructions in the use 
of Dennison products will be furnished to all who ask or write. 









IJALLOWE'EN, the night of Octo- 
* * ber thirty-first, is the one time of 
all the year when an opportunity is sup- 
posed to be given for looking into the fu- 
ture and having one's 
fate settled for the 
coming twelve months 

Why not invite 
your friends to a Hal- 
lowe'en party and 
join in the fun of try- 
ing some of the time- 
honored ways of 
finding out what the 
future holds in store? 

The traditions of 
this eerie night never 
change, but there are 
new ways of adapting 
them for parties, new 
ways of decorating, 
new forms of playing 
the old games and 
tricks that will help 
make the Hallowe'en 
party really success- 

may be set aside and 
all sorts of games and 
stunts be used to entertain your guests. 

Although the opportunities for enter- 
tainment are more diversified and infor- 
mal than for almost any other occasion, 
still the details of the Hallowe'en party 
must be carefully arranged. 

Whether you are entertaining at home 
or at the club, be sure to ask your guests 
to come in costume. It will introduce a 
gay color note, add to the fun and be in 
keeping with the spirit of the day. 

When the party is a large one, instead 
of all playing one game in which only 

two or three can take an active part, 
divide the company into groups of six 
or eight and have progressive games. 
Have a different game for each group. 
Allow ten or fifteen 
minutes for each game 
and then move the 
same as for any pro- 
gressive game. 

Scores should be 
kept and a prize 
awarded at the end 
of the evening for the 
highest score. Have 
the score cards made 
in such a way that 
they may be worn 
and so be always at 
hand. A bracelet score 
card for the girls and 
a score card attached 
to a neck scarf for the 
men are shown on 
page 7. 

There is apt to be a 
lull after the refresh- 
ments have been 
served. A few stunts 
at the table will liven 
up the party. The 
reading of the papers written for "A 
Calendar of Events," described on page 
21, will fill any possible dull moment 
with peals of laughter. 

The suggestions on the following 
pages may be adapted for home parties 
or dances for either children or adults 
and simplified or elaborated as occasion 
requires. They are planned so that the 
busy hostess may achieve the most de- 
lightful and unusual results with the 
least possible outlay of either time or 


Page three 




THE only suggestion of formality for a 
Hallowe'en party is the invitation, and 
even there great latitude is allowed. To be 
sure, invitations of many shapes and styles 
may be bought ready made, but there are 
many ways to utilize gummed seals and card- 
board cut-outs to make distinctive and 
original invitations. Often the invitation is 
orange colored and the wording in the form of 
a verse. The invitation illustrated is made of 
a Cut-out H 109 pasted to the side of a 
white card. The verse above is appropriate 
for any kind of a Hallowe'en party but per- 
haps you will prefer to write an original 

There are other easy-to-make invitations 
shown on pages 3 and 12, while several of the 
score cards illustrated throughout the book 
may be easily adapted for invitations. 

P 'age four 

Perhaps you think there are no witches, 
Haven't even winced 

At just the thought of spooks and things- 
Well come and be convinced 

At my party on 

At o'clock. 

When your guests arrive the 
door should swing open ap- 
parently unaided and the 
hall should be entirely 
dark except for a few 
very faint green lights that 
may be followed to the 
dressing rooms. 

If your guests are not in 
costume, the hostess, 
dressed as a witch, should 
give each one a hat, a 
necktie or some other dress 
accessory to wear. Two 
should be alike, or they 
may be numbered in du- 
plicate and later matched 
for the first dance or game. 

Decorate the living 
rooms with vivid orange 
and black. The doorway, windows, chan- 
delier and fireplace can all be effectively 
"dressed up." 

The doorway shown will give any timid 
guest a thrill as she tries to enter the room 
without encountering the dangling spider. 

To copy it, fasten natural branches above 
the door frame and suspend orange, yellow 
and black crepe paper moss from them, allow- 
ing it to hang very irregularly. Make the 
spider of black crepe paper and wire and sus- 
pend it by fine elastic. The web is made of 
string or crepe paper rope. Attach strips of 
Crepe Paper Border H 6 to the sides of the 
door frame and place Cut-outs H 70 and H 71 
above the branches. 

Pumpkin Cut-outs H 96, H 105 and H 73, 
attached to varying lengths of No. 2 Orange 
Streamers, may be quickly pinned in place 
right over the regular draperies at the 

The chandelier sheds a weird glow over the 
whole room through the long orange crepe 
paper fringe that surrounds it. Strips of 
Border H 8 radiate from the ceiling to the 
edge of the shade. The border around the top 
of the shade is H 7. Heavy wires or light flag 

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sticks are placed across the top of the shade 
and No. 3 Orange Streamers are looped 
irregularly on them. 

As soon as your guests are assembled in the 
living room give each one a "Black Cat 
Charm" and explain very ceremoniously that 
good luck will be his as long as he wears it 
around his neck. A fortune verse may be 
added and each one in turn asked to read his 
verse aloud. 

Games and stunts for the party will be 
found on page 20. 

All of the favors and novelties illustrated 
here and on the following pages can be easily 
and inexpensively fashioned with the help of 
the stock goods that are described on pages 
30 and 31. In many cases they are combined 
with inexpensive toys or packaged candy. 

No. 1 Cat Balloon. Cut out the mouth of 
an H 98 Cut-out and draw a rubber balloon 
through the opening. Glue another cat's 
head to the back of the first one with the 
wooden mouthpiece between them. 

No. 2 Ghostly Prize. Make a ball of 
white crepe paper for the head, fastening it 
with wire to the top of a paper bag filled with 
popcorn or candy. Wrap this wire with white 
crepe paper before fastening it in place and 
make it long enough to form the arms. Tie 
a piece of white crepe paper around the neck, 
for the skirt, and add a circular piece for the 
cape. Draw the ghostly features with India 

No. 3 Witch Pencil. Cut a piece of No. 71 
Light Brown Crepe Paper with the grain into a 
fine fringe. Wrap it around the end of a brown 
pencil and fasten it with fine wire. Glue two 
Witch Cut-outs H 37 back to back, with the 
"broom" between them, first cutting off the 
cardboard broom. 

No. 4 Cat Score Card. Paste a white corre- 
spondence card to a piece of orange mat stock 
a little larger than, the white card. Add a 
circular piece of black mat stock and then a 
square piece of orange. Fasten an H 683 Sil- 
houette to the center and then make a neck- 
tie of a bit of white paper, lettering it as 

No. 5 Black Cat Charm. A loop of wire 
is fastened between two H 586 Silhouettes and 
the whole smoothly covered with black sealing 
wax. A bit of Green Bronze Wax is used for 
the eyes. A loop of green tinsel ribbon, long 
enough so that the "charm" may be worn 
around the neck, completes it. 

No. 6 Cat Bag. Make a small bag of orange 
crepe paper with drawstrings at the top and 
paste a Cut-out H 111 to the side. A bag like 
this may be the container in which to present 
almost any small prize. 

No. 7 Witch Horn. Orange and black 
crepe paper cut in a fringe is attached to a 
small horn and a Witch Cut-out H 112 is 
fastened in place so that the mouthpiece of 
the horn comes at the peak of the hat. It will 
be more attractive if the horn itself is first 
covered with orange crepe paper. 

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VEN if 
the en- 
tertainment on 
Hallowe'en is to 
take the form of a card 

party, nevertheless the living room must be 
gaily decorated. Here are more suggestions 
for living room decorations that are effective 
and may be quickly arranged. 

The method of making the drapery over 
the window may need a little explanation. 
Remove a fold of orange crepe paper from the 
packet and unfold, then, starting with the 
two ends together, redouble until there are 
eight thicknesses. Make slashes along one 
entire side about one-half an inch apart, cut- 
ting to within an inch of the opposite side. 
Unfold and pin in place right over the regular 
draperies. It will be necessary to use two or 
more pieces as each piece will be only twenty 

Page six 

inches deep. Use strips of Border H 8 between 
each row of slashing and finish the ends 
with Witch Cut-outs H 37. 

The chandelier utilizes Decorated 
Crepe H 842. Cut it as shown in the 
illustration and attach No. 1 
Orange Streamers around the 
bottom, finishing the ends 
with bats cut from the un- 
used portion of the Deco- 
rated Crepe Paper. 

If there are bracket lights 
in the room a screen may 
be made for each one. Cut 
a piece of cardboard in an 
oval shape following the 
shape of the motif in Dec- 
orated Crepe H 850. Cut 
out the center, leaving a 
narrow rim, and paste it to 
the back of the cat motif. 
Add a strip of black crepe 
paper fringe across the bot- 
tom. Fasten pieces of wire 
to the back to attach it to 
the lamp fixture. 

Two different suggestions 
are shown for marking the 
card tables. The witch num- 
ber is made by attaching a 
piece of No. 7 Wire, wrapped 
with orange crepe paper, to 
the back of a Cut-out H 1 12, 
allowing it to extend eight- 
een or twenty inches. Cut 
the required numeral from 
orange mat stock and fas- 
ten the wire to it, bending 
the wire to follow its shape. 
Bend the remaining wire in 
a flat spiral to form a stand. 
Finish with a ruffle of or- 
ange crepe paper. 
The ghost table marker is made over a 
cone-shaped piece of cardboard. The head 
and ghostly robes are made of crepe paper 
and the hands are wire wrapped with crepe 
paper. A numbered card is held in one hand 
while a cat cut from Cut-out H 91, attached 
to a ribbon, is held in the other. 

Refreshments should be served at the 
small tables at which time they are spread 
with covers made of orange crepe paper 
decorated with witches. "Fortune Sand- 
wiches," described on page 8, should be served 
in the Cat Trays shown on the following page 
and bon bons may appear in cups topped with 
a witch's head. 

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Of course you will need score cards. There 
are a number here from which to choose. The 
table and couple may be written on the 

No. 1 Necklace Score Card. The card 
itself is a red tag to which are pasted three 
H 583 Seals. A band of crepe paper is made 
long enough to go around the neck and come 
down over the shoulders. Crepe paper fringe 
finishes the ends and the tag is tied to a long 

No. 2 Bracelet Score Card. Fasten 
H 655 Seals back to back on an orange ribbon. 
Add a tag decorated with seals and tie it to 
the bracelet with ribbon long enough so that 
the tag will be out of the way. 

No. 3 Pumpkin Score Card. Cut-out H 92 
has a feather made of crepe paper and ap- 
propriate lettering added. The score may be 
kept on the back, or extra leaves fastened to 
the back with a paper fastener. 

No. 4 Bridge Score Card. Cut a piece of 
orange mat stock a little wider than the 
printed score pad and long enough to bend 
over as shown. Paste one sheet of the pad on 
the cardboard and a Cut-out H 94 on the 
bent over top. Streamers of orange ribbon, 
pasted beneath the cut-out, add a colorful 

No. 5 "Old Man Autumn" Score Card. 
Wire, wrapped with black crepe paper and 

bent in correct shape, is fastened between 
two Seals H 684. The figure is then glued on 
a card and a small pencil put in the old man's 

No. 6 Witch Tally Card. A bit of orange 
crepe paper for a skirt and a shorter piece of 
black for a cape are topped with a Seal H 680. 
An orange ribbon loop adds a bit more color. 

No. 7 Witch Serving Cup. This is a large 
cup and a single one may be used in the cen- 
ter of each card table. A No. 3 Serving Cup 
Form is covered with orange crepe paper. A 
piece of wire is pasted to the back of Cut-out 
H 112 and allowed to extend three or four 
inches below it. Tie ruffles of crepe paper 
around the wire and spread them out. Bend 
the extending wire up in a flat spiral and the 
beruffled witch forms a top for the cup. 

No. 8 Cat Serving Tray. Cut orange 
crepe paper in scallops and paste a double 
row in ruffles around the edge of a paper 
plate. Paste a paper doily in the plate. Wrap 
pieces of No. 7 Wire with No. 112 Festoons 
cut in halves lengthwise through the center. 
Put the wires together and shape as shown. 
Leave about two inches at one end of each of 
the pieces for the legs, unwrapped, and thrust 
them through the plate, bending them back 
and fastening to the plate with gummed tape. 
The head is a Cut-out H 98. Give "kitty" a 
saucy orange bow. 

Page seven 


THE simplest sorts of refreshments are ap- 
propriate for a Hallowe'en party but they 
may be served in unusual surroundings and in 
surprising shapes. 

The dining room and the table should both 
be gay with orange and black decorations. 

When the refreshments are to be served 
buffet style, the table may be spread with 
an orange colored cover. Stretch strips of the 
crepe paper smoothly over the top of the 
table and pin to the silence cloth. Fasten a 
border of Decorated Crepe Paper around the 
edge. The design illustrated is No. H 846, cut 
in irregular scallops. 

Banners made of crepe paper are effective 
and can be quickly arranged. Straight strips 

Page eight 

of crepe paper, cut in the 
desired shape at the ends, 
make the foundations. 
Designs cut from 
Decorated Crepe or card- 
board cut-outs are pasted 
to these foundations. 

The witch centerpiece is 
made of Decorated Crepe 
H 849 cut out and rein- 
forced with cardboard and 
wire. The cauldron is made 
of black crepe paper over a 
wire frame. 

Small cauldrons that 
match the centerpiece are 
fashioned around big red 
apples. Strips of orange and 
red crepe paper, cut in 
points on one edge, are 
stretched around the 
apples. Next a double piece 
of black crepe paper, with 
the creased edge at the top, 
is stretched around and the 
lower edge gathered in and 
fastened at the bottom. 
The upper edge is then 
stretched out carefully to 
form the rim of the kettle. 
Wire, wrapped with crepe 
paper, is bent in shape for 
the handle and slipped in 
place, and a Cut-out H 35 fastened on a 
toothpick is thrust into the apple. 

If you are to serve sandwiches make them 
"Fortune Sandwiches." Use any desired 
filling and cut the sandwiches in three differ- 
ent shapes — round, diamond and heart 
shaped. After your guests have begun to eat 
them, tell what the different shapes mean. 
Round ones signify wealth, diamond shaped 
ones some unexpected pleasure and for those 
who have selected the heart shaped ones, 
love will come within the year. 

Either of the following menus is appro- 
priate for a Hallowe'en party: 

Chicken Pie 

Stuffed Apple Salad 

Nut Bread Sandwiches 

Hot Gingerbread Coffee 

Vegetable Salad 

Brown Bread and Cream 

Cheese Sandwiches 

Pumpkin Pie 

Cheese Cider 

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No. 1. Owl Serving Cup. Owl Silhouette 
H 697 is pasted on a piece of orange mat 
stock and cut out. Then crepe paper cut in 
deep points is pasted around a serving cup 
form and the owl fastened to the side. 

No. 2. Ghost Serving Cup. Make the 
ghost by cutting the ghosts from two Napkins 
H 824 and pasting them together with wires 
wrapped with white crepe paper between 
them. Shape the wires as shown before past- 
ing them between the napkins. The cup is 
made over a No. 00 foundation covered with 
orange crepe paper and decorated with a 
pumpkin cut from the lower part of the 

No. 3. Candy Candlestick. The candle- 
stick is made of black mat stock. The 
"candle" is a stick of real candy wrapped 
with paraffine paper. A bit of orange crepe 
paper, cut in points to represent the flame, is 
fastened to the top. A Cut-out H 102 attached 
to a spiral wire flutters above it. A bow of 
orange ribbon and a small card are attached 
to the handle of the candlestick. The card 
may be a place card or may have a fortune 
verse printed on it. A set of twelve fortune 
verses will be sent on request accompanied by 
a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Address 
Dept. B, Framingham, Mass. 

No. 4. Pumpkin Cigarettes. A favor for a 
man is made of two Seals H 577, a bit of wire 
wrapped with crepe paper and bent in correct 
shape. The pumpkin man then rides astride 
a package of cigarettes. Any small packaged 

candies may be used in place of the cigarettes. 

No. 5. Devil Serving Cup. This cup is 
made in the same way as the Owl Serving 
Cup except that a piece of wire, wrapped with 
crepe paper and made spiral by winding it 
around a steel knitting needle, is pasted to 
the back of a Cut-out H 110. Instead of 
fastening the figure to the side of the cup, the 
wire is thrust through the middle of the 
bottom of the cup and fastened with a bit of 
gummed tape. 

No. 6. Pumpkin Clown Serving Cup. 
Cover a serving cup form with orange crepe 
paper. Make the clown's head of two Seals 
H 658 pasted together. Add a tiny ruffle of 
crepe paper and a pointed cap. A bow of 
black ribbon completes it. Paste the edge of 
the ruffle to the edge of the cup for about 
an inch. 

No. 7. Pirate Jack Horner Pie. Make a 
foundation of cardboard and cover with 
crepe paper cut in rows of pointed petals. 
Attach several pieces of No. 7 Wire to the 
back of an H 73 Cut-out. Fasten several rows 
of pointed petals around the wires and then 
thrust them through the center of the bottom 
of the foundation, spreading out the ends of 
the wires and bending them flat against the 
bottom of the foundation. Fasten them in 
place securely with gummed tape. Paste a 
second pumpkin to the back of the first one 
and make a "bandana" hat of crepe paper 
and trim it with colored gummed diamonds 
and crescents. 

Page nitu 


PARTY deco- 

rations that 
must be arranged 
after one gets home 
from business should be 
carefully prepared in ad- 
vance in order that they 
may be quickly assembled. 

In the room illustrated all 
of the decorations can be 
partly made so that they may 
be put in place very quickly. 

For the window decoration, 
No. 309 Decorated Crepe is cut in strips 
of the correct widths and Cut-outs H 91, 
H 103 and H 85 pasted to the ends. The 
valance, too, is made of No. 309 Crepe. It 
will take only a few minutes to pin them to 
the draperies. 

The chandelier decoration is made on a 
narrow band of cardboard which fits around 
the light fixture. Three or four pieces of fine 
wire will attach it easily. A Lunch Set H 175 
is used on the table. Its contents, the table 
cover, napkins and paper plates, are easily 

Page ten 

spread on the table and in 
themselves form a part of 
the decorative scheme. 

Just before the refresh- 
ments are served, give each 
boy a shoulder sash and 
each girl a head band. As 
soon as they are donned the 
hunt for partners begins. A 
sash and head band may 
match in color or the decora- 
tions for two may be alike. 
As illustrated the Witch 
Silhouettes H 642 show that 
the wearers are partners. 

The centerpiece is very 
easy to fashion. Two sec- 
tions of design H 849 Deco- 
rated Crepe are mounted on 
cardboard and cut out. The 
two are then fastened to- 
gether in a slightly oval shape and at- 
tached to a piece of cardboard covered with 
green crepe paper crushed to represent grass. 
The center may be filled with small favors 
and at a signal from the hostess, each guest 
may select a mysterious package. Cat Bal- 
loons like those pictured on page 5, and the 
Autumn Leaf Crickets on page 13, would be 
appropriate to use for the favors. 

Individual cakes, each one frosted with 
orange colored frosting and containing a 
Black Cat Cut-out H 65, are interesting 
because there are fortune verses on the 
reverse side that may be read aloud by each 
one in turn. 

Doughnuts, oranges or apples may be 
served "dressed up" as shown on the follow- 
ing page. 

A menu for the refreshments that will not 
require much time to prepare is: 

Fruit Cocktail 

Chicken Patties 

Potato Chips 

Ice Cream Individual Cakes 


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No. 1 Pumpkin Doughnut Clown. Cover 
a doughnut with paraffine paper, drawing it 
together and fastening it at one side so that 
the paper will be flat on one side of the dough- 
nut. Make a double ruffle of crepe paper and 
tie it in place around the paraffine paper. 
Make a cap of crepe paper; Seal H 557 sup- 
plies the features. If you make the caps, 
ruffles and features in advance it will take 
but a few minutes to put the clowns together 
just before the party. 

No. 2 -Cat Serving Cup. Wrap a piece of 
wire with a strip of crepe paper and fasten 
it to the sides of a No. 2 Serving Cup Form. 
Cover the cup with a ruffle of orange crepe 
paper and paste a Cut-out H 91 on one side. 
Decorate the handle and the cat's neck with 
orange ribbon bows. 

No. 3 Clown Candy Favor. Use "Life 
Savers" or any roll packaged candy for the 
foundation. Cut a strip of crepe paper about 
six inches longer than the package and cut 
the two ends in points, with the grain of the 
paper, about 2^ inches deep. Roll the paper 
round and round the package, tying the paper 
at the top and bottom. Push the pointed edge 
out at one end so that it will stand, and paste 
a Cut-out H 106 to the side. 

No. 4 Cat Head Place Card. Wrap a 
piece of No. 78 Wire with a strip of black 
crepe paper, fringed on one edge, down for 
about 4 inches. Finish wrapping the wire with 
plain crepe paper. Bend the lower end in a 
flat spiral and paste two Seals H654 in place, 
back to back. Finish with an orange crepe 
paper bow and slip a plain white card in the 

No. 5 Pumpkin Serving Cup. Cover a No. 
Serving Cup Form with orange crepe paper. 
Wrap pieces of wire with crepe paper and 
attach them to the bottom and sides of 
the cup. Bend in correct shape. The head 
is made of two Seals H 577 pasted back to 

No. 6 Goblin Fruit. Wrap a piece of black 
crepe paper tightly around an apple or 
orange. Then slash a strip of brown crepe 
paper about 6 inches wide, with the grain, 
about 3 inches deep, and wrap it around 
tightly two or three times. Fasten the paper 
together at the top and cut the fringe off a 
little way on one side. Paste the face from 
Silhouette H 697 on the side. A hat made of 
crepe paper is added. The whole head may be 
easily slipped off the fruit and slipped on 
again just before it is to be served. 

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HALLOWE'EN is an ideal time to have a 
dinner dance at the club. 
The decorations, favors and entertainment 
can be arranged with less work on the part of the 
committee than for almost any other kind of a 
party and, coming as it does at the beginning 
of the winter season, it gives a wonderful 
opportunity for an informal get-together. 

If it is to be a private party, invitations 
similar to the one shown will be required. 
Orange and black mat stock and Silhouette 
H 697 supply the necessary materials. In 
case the party is a community affair, adver- 
tising posters will be needed. Very attractive 
posters can be made by cutting out figures 

Page twelve 

— ^ of various kinds from 
Decorated Crepe Paper and 
pasting them on large sheets 
of cardboard. Figures from 
two or three different pat- 
terns are often combined 
with good results . The poster 
illustrated uses figures cut 
from Decorated Crepe 
H 848. 

Small tables are arranged 
around the sides of the room 
and the center of the floor 
left clear for dancing. 

Paper table covers in 

witch design, with paper 

napkins to match, will help 

create a festive atmosphere. 

Make a centerpiece for 

each table by fastening a 

piece of No. 15 Wire, wrapped with black 

crepe paper, to the back of a Cut-out H 79. 

Allow the wire to extend well below the witch 

and twist it into a large flat spiral to form 

a stand. Paste a strip of fringed orange crepe 

paper to a second piece of wire and attach it 

to the back of the witch, following the line 

of the broom. Cut the ends of the fringe in 

deep points and paste a second witch to the 

back of the first one. 

Overhead decorations may be needed. 
There are many suggestions for hall decora- 
tions on pages 16, 17, 18 and 19 that can be 
adapted to your use. 

A balcony decoration that is very effective 
is pictured. The motif in the center of each 
section is cut from Decorated Crepe H 850. 
It may be mounted on cardboard or not. Fes- 
toons are draped from the bottom of the de- 
sign, one hanging directly below the other, 
to the center of the posts. Cat Cut-outs of 
various sizes are used as a finish. 

Several dance and table favors are shown 
on the following page. If your party is small 
and the guests know each other some of the 

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favors may be numbered and used to match 
partners for one of the dances. 

When a quantity of dance or table favors 
are needed, they must be easy to make and 
inexpensive. All of those shown here may be 
quickly fashioned and the materials cost but 
a trifle. 

No. 1 Witch Horn. Cut No. 265 Festoons 
in halves lengthwise and wrap around a toy 
horn. Paste a Cut-out H 37 on either side and 
then paste them together at the top. 

No. 2 Pumpkin Boy Nut Dish. Wrap two 
pieces of No. 9 Wire with orange crepe paper 
and twist around a "cricket," bending them 
in shape to form the arms and legs. Fasten a 
Seal H 577 to the top and glue the figure to 
the side of a small paper plate. 

No. 3 Autumn Leaf Cricket. Fasten a 
"cricket" between two Seals H 684. Add a 
piece of narrow ribbon long enough to make a 
loop so that the favor may be worn around 
the neck. 

No. 4 Cat Blow-Out. Cut feet and a tail 
from black mat stock and paste them to a 
"blow-out." Add Cat Head Cut-out H 98. 

No. 5 Cat Bon Bon. An orange colored 
snapping bon bon is the foundation. Wrap two 
pieces of wire with black crepe paper and 

twist tightly around the ends of the bon bon, 
allowing the ends to form the feet. Cut the 
fringe off one end and attach a Cut-out H 98. 
Put a large bow under the cat's chin. 

No. 6 Witch Serving Cup. Cover a serv- 
ing cup form with orange crepe paper. Cut a 
piece of black mat stock in the shape of a 
broom, slashing the ends and rolling them up 
a bit. Make a slash in the edge of the cup. 
Cut the broom off from a Cut-out H 37 and 
fasten the witch in the slit in the side of the 

No. 7. Cat Horn. Cover a toy horn with 
orange crepe paper and paste a figure to the 
side made of orange and black crepe paper, 
wire and Seal 654. 

No. 8 Cat-o'-Nine-Tail Favor. Wrap a 
small stick of candy in paraffine paper, fasten- 
ing the top with a fine wire that is wrapped 
with light brown crepe paper and twisted in 
a spiral. Attach a piece of No. 7 Wire to the 
bottom of the candy for a stem and wrap with 
green crepe paper, adding leaves as the wind- 
ing proceeds. Paste a Seal H 577 in place and 
bend the wire stem in a flat spiral to form a 
stand. A small name card may be added if 

Several other table favors are shown on 
page 15. 

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THERE are many club and church suppers 
during the latter part of October when 
Hallowe'en decorations are used. 

Long narrow tables, arranged to seat many 
people, do not lend themselves readily to 
unusual decorative treatments. The deco- 
ration illustrated, however, is not only un- 
usual but very easy to arrange. 

A bit of accurate folding and a few well 
placed pins will accomplish the desired result. 
Decorative Border H 5 or H 6 can be used 
with equally pleasing results. 

Owls cut from Decorated Crepe H 842, 
mounted on cardboard and reinforced with 
wire, are used at intervals. The wire is 
arranged as described on page 12 for the 


witches. No. 3 Orange 
Streamers are garlanded be- 
tween the owls, and small 
owls' heads cut from H 842 
Crepe are used pennant 
fashion from the streamers. 
The illustration is easy to 

The chandeliers are in 
keeping with the table 
decorations. The eyes, 
noses and mouths are cut 
out from Cut-outs H 73 and 
red crepe paper pasted be- 
hind the openings. Ruffles 
of orange crepe paper are 
added and the pumpkins 
are adjusted in front of the 
lights. Bright red apples 
hang on strings below the 
lights and narrow orange 
streamers are looped be- 
tween them. Have the 
apples quite high up or your 
guests will be tempted to 
eat the decorations. 

The waitresses should 
wear aprons and caps of 
bright orange and black. 
Those shown on the follow- 
ing page are easy to fash- 
ion. For the apron, cut a strip of crepe paper 
long enough to reach from the waist at the 
back, over the shoulders and the required 
length in front. Cut an opening for the neck 
and round off the lower edges. Sew a Tucked 
Streamer H 83 around the lower edge and 
neck, and trim the apron with pompons, 
black crepe paper fringe and a Cut-out H 72. 
The cap is made of Streamer H 83, wire, 
pompons and cardboard cut-outs. 

Many entertainments are designed to 
raise funds for some worthy cause, and 
people must therefore be told about them. 
A sheet of orange mat stock, some figures 
cut from Decorated Crepe Paper and letter- 
ing done with India ink will produce a poster 
that is hard to improve. 

The committee that has a limited amount 
to spend will find it possible to copy any of 
the favors on the following page at a cost of 
but a few cents for the materials for each one. 
No. 1 Gum Boy. Wrap a narrow strip of 
orange crepe paper, cut across the grain, 
around a piece of gum. Wrap two pieces of 
No. 7 Wire with crepe paper. Bend one piece 
in a hairpin shape and slip it under the crepe 
paper. Paste two F 579 Seals back to back, 

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with the wire between them, and bend up for 
the feet. Twist the other piece in place for the 
arms. Use a Seal H 577 for the face. 

No. 2 Pumpkin Serving Cup. Cover a 
serving cup form with orange crepe paper, 
fringing one edge and making the strip of 
paper wide enough to draw together and tie 
in the center. Make the arms of black mat 
stock and use Cut-out H 92 for the head. 

No. 3 Pumpkin Napkin Holder. Make a 
ring of Orange Mat Stock about two inches 
in diameter and two inches wide. Paste a 
Cut-out H 105 to the side. Fold a Hallowe'en 
napkin and stand it in the ring. 

No. 4 Owl Napkin Holder. Make a card- 
board ring just the same as for the Pumpkin 
Napkin Holder. Mount a Silhouette H 697 
on a piece of orange mat stock and cut out. 
Paste it to the side of the cardboard ring and 
place the folded napkin in it. 

No. 5 Cat Favor. Gather a strip of orange 
crepe paper about five inches wide and tie it 
around a Cut-out H 74. Be sure that the 
grain of the crepe is up and down. Finish with 
a bow of narrow ribbon, having one end 
long enough to be looped around the neck of 
an H 683 Silhouette that is pasted to the 
bottom of the cat's skirt. 

No. 6 Autumn Leaf Lolly-pop. Fasten a 
Seal H 684 on either side of a small "lolly- 
pop" and arrange strips of crepe paper in 
autumn colors around the stick. Thrust the 
end of the stick into a large flat gum drop for 
a stand. 

No. 7 Pumpkin Menu Card. Fasten a Seal 
H 684 on either side of three wires. Make each 
spiral by wrapping it around a steel knitting 
needle. Thrust the ends of the wires through 
a white card, bending them back and fasten- 
ing with gummed tape. 

No. 8 Cat Serving Cup. Two flat bows 
of orange crepe paper are pasted on each side 
of a serving cup form. A Cut-out H 98 is 
then pasted in the center of each bow and the 
ends of the loops caught together. 

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EACH hall because of its 
shape and size presents 
its own decorative limits and 

Many of the units illus- 
trated here and on the follow- 
ing pages will be "just made" 
for the particular hall that 
you are going to decorate. 
Banners hanging at the front 
of a stage, floor lamps made 
into grotesque figures, owls 
made of streamers and card- 
board — these are just a few 
of the features that will give 
unusual and colorful touches. 

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WHEN decorating a hall or large room for 
a Hallowe'en party have the units of 
decoration large and "splashy." Weird effects 
are desired rather than fine detail. 

The hall that must be decorated often 
presents a most difficult problem as modern 
building construction does not provide many 
places to which decorations can be attached. 
Almost all of the various units shown here can 
be attached with wire thumb tacks, pins or 
very small tacks, 

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The doorway illustrated is 
certainly weird. To make it, 
paste fringe made of orange 
crepe paper to a strip of 
cardboard long enough to 
fit across the doorway. Cut 
the fringe in a curve at the 
bottom and then paste black 
fringe on top of the orange, a 
short piece in the center and 
two long ones at each side. 
Tack the cardboard across the 
door. Cut the features and 
ears from white cardboard. 
Paste or pin the features to 
the fringe and fasten the ears 
to the sides of the door frame 
with thumb tacks. 

The post decoration shown 
is one that can be adapted to 
a post of any height. When 
there are rows of posts in a 
hall, banners may be ar- 
ranged on both sides and the 
festoons attached to wires or 
flag sticks that project from 
the sides. The banners are 
made of strips of crepe paper 
the whole ten-foot length and 
twenty-inch width of the 
paper. Cut in a long narrow pennant shape 
and paste any desired design at the top. 
(Cut-out H 80 is pictured.) As illustrated 
the festoons at the sides are fastened to the 
grill work of the balcony, brought up over 
the top and then twisted and fastened with 
wire around the bottom of the post. 

Bare wall spaces can be filled with "poster 
pictures," made of designs cut from Deco- 
rated Crepe Paper and pasted on full size 
sheets of mat stock. They are easy to make as 
you can see by the illustration. Designs cut 
from Decorated Crepe H 849 are pasted on 
sheets of orange mat stock. Banners are often 
used for the same purpose. 

It is difficult to give an exact estimate of 
the cost of the materials for decorating a hall, 
as the number of windows, chandeliers, door- 
ways and posts that have to be trimmed will 
vary with each individual hall. The cost of 

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the crepe paper, streamers and cut-outs used 
for the overhead decoration, light shades and 
banners in a hall 25 feet wide and 50 feet long, 
similar to the one illustrated on page 16, will 
be approximately $25.00. 

Here are more decorations that can be 
adapted to doors, posts and overhead decora- 
tions in almost any kind of room or hall. 

A square frame of wood or wire is fitted 
snugly around a post. No. 1 Orange or Yellow 
Streamers are attached to two sides of the 
frame, drawn together in one group and 
fastened. A festoon, streamer or Decorated 
Border can be used as a finish for the top. A 
few large cardboard cut-outs will make an 
effective addition. 

A new use for an old umbrella frame. Fas- 
ten a string or fine wire around the edge to 
draw it into the correct shape and then add 
one or two rows more, spider web fashion. 
Hang it upside down and drape crepe paper 
moss very irregularly from the wires. Add 
pumpkin, bat, cat or owl cut-outs. 

The arrangement of the doorway decora- 
tion can be adapted to the sides of a stage, the 
top of a booth or on a smaller scale for a win- 

dow decoration. Natural branches are tacked 
above the door frame and crepe paper moss 
hung on them. Large cut-outs are also hung 
on the branches. If loops of string are fastened 
to the backs of the cut-outs with tabs of 
gummed tape, it will be very easy to hang 
them just where they are wanted. As illus- 
trated the Cut-outs used are H 80, H 73, 
H 105 and H 112. 

The decorations of the hall shown on page 
17 are easy to copy and the arrangement of 
the overhead decoration is particularly good 
to use if the ceiling is so high as to be inac- 
cessible. Wires are stretched between the light 
fixtures and short lengths of streamers, with 
cut-outs attached to the ends, are pinned to 
the wires. 

Crepe paper moss, another very easily used 
decorative material, is used on bare branches 
over the door and windows. The grotesque 
figures on the walls are easy to copy. A small 
flag stick has a length of crepe paper hung 
over it. The paper is then cut in the required 
shape and the dress trimming and fringe are 
added. Cut-outs H 73 or H 80 supply the 
heads. The hats can be made of crepe paper 
or cardboard as preferred. 

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/CERTAIN old-time 
^games and stunts 
are a part of every 
Hallowe'en party . The 
customs and supersti- 
tions that belong to 
this weird night are 
almost all connected in 
some way with future 
wedded bliss or material 
welfare. Do not fail, there- 
fore, at some time during 
the evening to have your 
guests bob for apples in a 
tub of water; peel apples in one contin- 
uous piece and throw the peelings over 
their left shoulders so that they may fall 
on the floor to form the initials of the 
future mate; blow out lighted candles 
to determine the number of years that 
will elapse before marriage. These are 
only a few of the well-known methods 
of finding out what the future holds. 
You probably know many more that are 
too well known to require explanation. 

Several very good books are published 
that are devoted exclusively to party 
games and, although we do not sell any 
of them, we can recommend several that 
the hostess will find of great assistance in 
planning her parties: 

"The Fun Book," Edna Geister 
Pub. by Geo. H. Doran Co., New York 

"It Is to Laugh," Edna Geister 
Pub. by Geo. H. Doran Co., New York 

"Let's Play," Edna Geister 
Pub. by Geo. H. Doran Co., New York 

"The Book of Games and Parties" 
Theresa H. Wolcott 
Pub. by Small, Maynard Co., Boston 

"Parties for Occasions," Claire Wallis 
and Nellie B. Gales 
Pub. by The Century Co., New York 

Page twenty 

There have been many requests for 
the reprinting in this year's edition of 
The Bogie Book, "A Gruesome Tale," 
that appeared in the 1924 edition. 

Most of the people who used this last 
year will want something new, so we are 
printing a new ghost story. Copies of 
"A Gruesome Tale" may be had by writ- 
ing Dept. B, Framingham, Mass. 

Dancing supplies the entertainment 
for many Hallowe'en parties but let fate 
or chance enter the allotting of partners 
and instead of dancing all the time try 
having games and stunts interspersed 
between the dances. Partners for prac- 
tically every dance should be chosen by 
some chance. There are many ways of 
selecting partners that will prove lots of 

After dancing a few minutes, have the 
music stop and line the men in one ^w 
and the girls in another, facing each 
other. Tell the men to move down one 
and dance with the girl opposite. The 
man at the head of the line goes to the 
other end and dances with the girl who 
is left without a partner. In a few min- 
utes repeat, but this time have the men 
move down two. Dance again, then 
move down three and finally four. 

Blindfolded Partners 

Line the men on one side of the room 
and the girls on the other. Blindfold 
them all and at a given signal start them 
all to meet each other. When a man meets 
a girl they shake hands and become part- 
ners. If the guests are shifted about a bit 

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after they are blindfolded and before 
they start to meet each other, there will 
be more confusion and fun. 

A Ghostly Fate 

The men are lined up in one row and 
the girls in another, facing each other. 
A blindfolded ghost goes to the men's 
line, takes one by the hand and goes 
across and touches a girl. These two are 
to be partners. This continues until all 
have partners. 

The Witch's Cats 

Before the dance a number of Cat 
Cut-outs H 35 should be hidden about 
the room. 

There should be one extra man (or 
possibly there will be an extra girl) . An- 
nounce that the witch has lost her nine 
cats and if one of them can be found by 
the person without a partner it will 
bring him good luck and he may dance 
with anyone he wishes. The deposed 
partner may in turn hunt for a black cat 
and so get another partner. If the party 
is large several people may hunt for cats 
at the same time, and so the cutting in 
will become quite lively. 

Pass pencils and papers on which are 
written in a column the months of the 
year. Each is to sign his name and, hav- 
ing folded the paper down so that the 
name cannot be read, pass it to the right. 
Then opposite "January" each is to 
write what he would like to do during 
the coming January. This is folded and 
passed, and so continued until all the 
doings for the year are completed. The 
papers are then collected and the host- 
ess will read what each one will do dur- 
ing the coming year. 

If preferred these papers may be kept 
and read at the refreshment table. 

Matrimonial Race 

Carry to a goal at the opposite side 
of the room a spoonful of small round 
candies in one hand and a potato bal- 
anced on a knife blade in the other. 

To win, however, all of the candies 
and the potato must arrive at the goal in 
their original positions. 

The winner of this race will be the 
first of the company to be married. 

The Cup of Fate 

Place three cups or saucers on the 
table. Half fill one with water, another 
with milk and the third with vinegar. 

Let each person, blindfolded, dip a 
finger in the first cup touched; if it con- 
tains milk married life will be happy, if 
vinegar one's future wife or husband will 
have a sour disposition, and if the cup 
contains water single blessedness is in 

The position of the cups may be 
changed before each trial. 

Hallowe'en Wills 

Plan ybur stunts so that just at mid- 
night a ghost story shall be told. 

A few minutes before this, tell your 
guests that as there is no telling what 
terrible things may happen on Hallow- 
e'en all should be prepared by making 
their wills. 

Pass wide sheets of paper numbered 
from one to five in three columns across 
the paper. 

At the top of the sheet is written "The 

last will of ." Each 

guest is to write his 
name, and in the first 
column a list of five of his 
most valued possessions. 
The papers are then to 
be folded so that this list 
is folded under and the 
papers are then to be 
passed to the right. A list 
of five persons is then to 

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be written and the papers again folded 
and passed. Finally a list of five uses is 
to be written and the papers again 
passed to the right. They are then un- 
folded and read. It may be very en- 
lightening to learn that John Smith wills 
his set of golf clubs to Mary Smith to 
use repairing a broken window. 

Fortune Telling Game 

On plain squares of white paper write 
with baking soda mixed with water 
such names as doctor, lawyer, dentist, 
farmer, banker, etc. When playing the 
game, have all the guests seated on the 
floor and turn all lights very low. Go 
from guest to guest with a lighted candle. 
Each may know the occupation of his 
future helpmeet by holding the blank 
paper above the candle. The heat from 
the blaze will turn the written word 


Hollow out a rather small pumpkin 
and put into it small numbered cards or 
small witch, cat or pumpkin cut-outs, 
numbered on the back. Pass the pump- 
kin and allow each guest to draw out a 
card. As each person tells the number of 
his card, the hostess will read a fortune 
from a numbered list that has been pre- 
pared beforehand. 

Apple Ten Pins 

Stick three matches into an apple so 
that it will stand. Set up ten of them like 
ten pins and give each player an apple 
to serve as a ball. The player who can 
knock down the most in three shots is 
the winner. It will be well to test out 
before the party the distance that will 
be best to have the players stand from 
the "pins." 

Family Ghosts 

In the invitation to the party, request 
each one to bring a "family ghost" (some- 
thing that is a "dead one" as far as he 
is concerned). 

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Some time during the evening all form 
in a circle with their packages in their 
hands. Some one plays a dirge on the 
piano, and slowly the packages are 
passed round and round from one to 
another. When the music stops the 
package held becomes a new possession. 
Then all open and exhibit their"ghosts.' , 

Spinning the Web of Fate 

Draw a large spider web on a sheet of 
orange mat stock. Write fortunes in the 
different sections. Let each guest spin 
a top on the web. When it stops his fate 
stands revealed. 

Ghostly Lights 

When a ghost story is to be told, seat 
your guests in a circle on the floor. In 
the center place three or four lighted can- 
dles. As the telling of the story proceeds 
the candles go out one by one until at 
the climax the last candle goes out leav- 
ing the room in total darkness. 

The secret of this is to cut the candles 
in two and then put them together again 
by heating the two pieces slightly. 

Of course when the candle has burned 
down to the cut in the wick it will go out. 
Cut each candle a little lower down so 
that they will be sure to go out one at a 

Try one candle before cutting the 
others to find out how long it will burn 
between two points. 

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A Ghost Story 

(The story-teller first instructs the guests that during the telling of the story they are to do "Just as I did," i.e., 
when the story runs "I closed my tired eyes," they should do so.) 

Here is a story, believe it or no; %r 

It happened to me and I know it is so. 

The scene of the tale is a graveyard at night; 

So chilly, so damp, and not one bit of light. 

To show you what happened pretend I am you ; 

Then you take my place and what I did, you do. 

As I tell the story do not be alarmed, 

But do as I did and you shall not be harmed. 

When I first sat down it was sunny and bright. 

I closed my tired eyes* and awoke late at night. 

The night was jet black, not a thing could I see; 

And yet I heard voices quite close about me. 

I listened in terror, then fell to my knees, 

My hands I clasped tightly — blood ready to freeze; 

For they were the voices of spirits so close; 

And one, in particular, loud and morose. 

"I'm the ghost of a murderer," he said quite clear, 

"I crave human company — now it is here! 

For years in this graveyard I've ruled, if you please; 

And claim what I find here among the old trees." 

"You're mine!" came his shout — a heart rending shrill note; 
And cold bony hands took a grip on my throat !f 
The grip seemed to loosen, then tighten with zest; 
I sat terror-stricken, afraid to protest. 

"Perhaps I can teach you some lessons," he moaned; 
"I'll show you my victims — oh, joy! how they groaned." 
Then he led me away with his dry bony hand 
To tomb after tomb till I hardly could stand. 

(A closet in a darkened room has been prepared by placing therein two assistants, with articles needed to imper- 
sonate the victims. White, green or yellow crepe paper forms the walls of the "tomb," and one assistant shines a 
flashlight on the other, who impersonates the victims.) The "bony-handed" spook may handle the flashlight. He 
leads the guests into this darkened room one by one Then they join hands and are led to the tomb. After they 
have seen the first victim they are led around the room a bit and returned to the closet which is now tomb No. 2. 
In exhibiting the victims the ghost explains them one by one: 

My first is the ice man, I killed the old crook; 
He has no ice now, but is here with his hook. 

(Has cardboard ice hook with which he tries to reach guests.) 

Next is the coal man, I murdered with glee. 
His heart is a hard lump of coal, you can see. 

(Ghost reaches toward his heart and pulls out a lump of coal.) 

I throttled this radio bug, for he!d tell 
Of getting long distance — at last he got hell. 
(Wears a head set and keeps hissing "Sh-h-h-Sh-h-h.") 

This poor boob once showed me the hooch on his shelf. 
I just strung him up and drank it myself. 
(Ghost is hanging with a rope around his neck.) 

I warned this fast driver, but he wouldn't heed; 
So then I just stabbed him — the hearse didn't speed. 
(Ghost in imaginary car drives straight at guests.) 

He tried to insure my life — how he did talk! 
I pulled off his talking arm — that killed the gawk. 
(Arm made of stick, hinged in the middle, with rubber band stretched from one end to the other, is extended by 
the ghost. As the guest takes it it doubles up.) 

Miss Flapper de Jazz danced her fool self to death; 
And still she keeps dancing without any breath. 
(This may be a cardboard skeleton made to dance on a string or she may be a ghost and leave the tomb to dance 
with the guests.) 

*Here lights are turned out. fHere assistant dressed as a ghost, wearing gloves with sticks glued to the 

fingers, enters and tries to grab first one and then another by the throat. 

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WEIRD designs and bright orange in 
contrast with black make it possible to 
create very striking costumes for the Hal- 
lowe'en party with very little work. 

Many crepe paper costumes are made 
over a muslin foundation to which the paper 
is sewed or pasted as seems best. For this 
kind of costume regular dress patterns may 
be used but they are not often necessary. 
The paper may be sewed by hand or on the 
sewing machine. 

The slip-over costume is a style that is very 
popular for an informal party. It is what its 
name implies, and is worn over any simple 

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The foundation of a slip-over costume is a 
full width of crepe paper cut out for the neck 
and of sufficient length to reach from the 
shoulders to the bottom of the skirt, front 
and back. To this foundation are attached 
ruffles, streamers or cut out designs. 

There are many variations to this type of 
costume. It is often adapted to a man's 
costume and is particularly desirable, be- 
cause it may be worn over a conventional 
business suit coat or negligee shirt. 

All of the costumes illustrated are easy to 
copy using Decorated or Plain Crepe, Decora- 
tive Borders and Cut-outs, but if you need 

further information about making any par- 
ticular costume write the Service Bureau at 
the nearest Dennison store, mentioning by 
number the costume for which you wish in- 

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'hen neither 
nor Thanksgiv- 
ing decorations 
are quite appro- 
priate, autumn 
colors and harvest emblems provide a color- 
ful decorative scheme. 

Autumn leaves and fruits combined with 
yellow, orange, red, russet, brown and green 
may also be used with either Hallowe'en or 
Thanksgiving decorations if occasion demands . 

Decorated Crepe No. 354 is the keynote of 
the decoration illustrated. It is used around 
the balcony, over the doorway and the leaves 
cut out from the crepe are part of the chande- 
lier decoration. 

Streamers and pompons made of the 

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various autumn colors 
are combined with the 


The doorway is the 
most unusual feature of 
the whole decoration. 
A fringe of orange crepe 
paper is hung in the 
door and held back by 
two pumpkin imps. 

To make, fasten a 

flag stick to the back 

of a Cut-out H 73 

allowing the stick to 

extend about 18 

inches below it. Wrap 

four or five pieces of 

No. 15 Wire together 

with strips of crepe 

paper, wrapping 

them back and forth 

several times until 

quite thick. Make 

four pieces like this and fasten them to the 

stick with fine wire. Bend the ends to form 

the hands and feet. Wrap the stick with 

crepe paper. The figures can be made to stand 

with the help of fine wire and tiny tacks 

driven into the sides of the door frame. 

If there is to be a Harvest dance, invita- 
tions and favors will be needed. An appro- 
priate invitation made by pasting Seals H 679 
to an orange colored card is illustrated. 

Noise-making favors are always popular 
with the young folks. The "corn whistle" and 
the "pumpkin blossom balloon" pictured on 
the next page are in keeping with the occa- 

One of the dances should be an elimination 
dance. After the dance has started a boy 
dressed as a farmer enters the hall and passes 
an ear of corn to each couple as they dance 
by. If real ears of corn are not available they 

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may be made of crepe paper. Each ear is 
numbered, and the numbers are called, each 
couple dropping out as their numbers are 

Favors in harvest designs and colorings 
are also appropriate for Hallowe'en or 
Thanksgiving and will sometimes lend a bit 
of variety to the well-known symbols of 
these days. 

No. 1. Pumpkin Blossom Serving Cup. 
Cover a serving cup form with orange crepe 
paper. Twist a small vine of crepe paper 
pumpkin blossoms and leaves around the 

No. 2. Corn Whistle. Paste crepe paper 
cut in petal-like pieces to represent corn 
husks around a small whistle. Finish with a 
tiny bow of ribbon. 

No. 3. Pumpkin Blossom Gobolink. Cut 
several circles of shaded yellow and orange 
crepe paper about 6 inches in diameter. Crush 
the edges between the fingers and paste one 
inside the other. Place a large peppermint 
patty in the center and then stand in the 
center a Cut-out H 109, attached to a tooth- 
pick with a bit of gummed tape. 

No. 4. Gobolink Serving Cup. Paste a 
ruffle of orange crepe paper around a serving 
cup form, making it wide enough so that it 
comes well above the top. Paste a Cut-out 

H 109 to the side and if required add a place 
card attached to one end of a narrow ribbon. 

No. 5. Autumn Leaf Lolly-pop. Draw a 
face on the paraffine wrapper of a lolly-pop. 
Add a few strands of fringed crepe paper for 
hair and make a hat of two autumn leaves cut 
from Decorated Crepe No. 286. Slip another 
leaf on the stick of the lolly-pop and fasten 
it in place. Use a large wooden button mould 
for a stand. Gild or cover it with crepe 

No. 6. Pumpkin Blossom Balloon. Make 
petals the same as for the "Pumpkin Blossom 
Gobolink" and paste them around the 
wooden mouthpiece of a toy balloon. 

No. 7. Harvest Place Card. Make a 
stalk of corn of crepe paper and wire and 
a tiny pumpkin. Paste them to the side of a 
plain white card. Allow the stem of the corn 
stalk to be bent under the card to form a 

No. 8. Autumn Leaf Menu Card. Paste 
Seals F 579 in a group at the top of a plain 
white card. Cut out the top of the card above 
the leaves as shown. Add a bow of ribbon. 

No. 9. Corn and Pumpkin Centerpiece. 
Cover a cone shaped cardboard foundation 
with crepe paper cut to represent corn stalks. 
Make a vine of pumpkin blossoms and 
arrange as shown in the illustration. 

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' : :0MMi:ki^. 

ALTHOUGH the members of the family 
are usually the principal guests, still 
the Thanksgiving dinner is always a rather 
formal affair. 

The table decorations are confined to a 
centerpiece, serving cups for the nuts or bon 
bons and place cards. 

A bit of additional color may be intro- 
duced by decorating the chandelier. 

When the guests gather around the table a 
reminder of the first Thanksgiving will not 
be amiss. 

A centerpiece or Jack Horner pie in the 
shape of a Pilgrim hat, decked with autumn 
leaves and with a proud turkey atop, is most 
attractive. The hat is made of gray mat stock, 
the turkey cut from Decorated Crepe T 859 

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ind the autumn leaves are supplied 
from Decorated Crepe 286. They 
are cut out, wired and made into 
sprays. Small favors wrapped 
in orange paper and attached 
to narrow ribbons that lead 
to each place may be con- 
cealed under the hat. 

Orange colored "snapping 
bon bons" are used for the 
foundations of the favors. 
Wires wrapped with crepe 
paper are twisted around 
the ends of the bon bons and 
bent into correct shapes to 
form the arms and legs. The 
faces are Cut-outs H 92. It 
is easy to make either a boy 
or a girl by the addition of 
a bit of crepe paper for a 
skirt, hat or necktie. 

There are several other 
favors and place cards 
shown on the opposite page 
that will please the young 
folks particularly. 

A horn of plenty is a very 
popular decoration for a Thanksgiving table. 
First make a wire frame, following the 
diagram on the following page. Use No. 15 
Wire. Make a circle about nine inches in 
diameter, then make small loops on the ends 
of eight pieces of wire and hook them over 
the circle, fastening them in place with fine 
wire. Now make a smaller circle and fasten 
it to the straight wires as shown. Bring 
all the ends of the wires together and fasten. 
Bend the horn into the correct shape. 
Line with crushed crepe paper and then cover 
the outside. Use strips of crepe paper cut in 
pointed petals or ruffles, wrapping them 
around and around. Decorate with a large 
bow of maline and sprays of autumn leaves. 
Make a stand of wire wrapped with crepe 
paper as shown in the diagram. 

No. 1. Turkey Napkin Holder. The out- 
line of the turkey's wing of Cut-out T 93 is 
cut with a sharp knife and a folded Napkin 
T 1080 is slipped into the slit. Arrange the 
napkin so that the turkey will stand. This 
makes a very attractive favor for a large 

No. 2. Pilgrim Boy. A roll of wafers or 
other round package candy is used for the 
foundation. The face is drawn on the wrap= 
per and the hat, hair, collar and tie, all made 
of crepe paper, are added. 

Dennison's Bogie Book 

No. 3. Horn of Plenty. Roll a sheet of 
writing paper into a cone shape and cover it 
with orange crepe paper. Bend the point up 
to make it the right shape. A piece of wire 
makes the stand and the decorations are 
Seals F 579, made into sprays, and a bow of 
ribbon. * 

No. 4. Pilgrim Maid Jack Horner. 
Dress a doll with crepe paper to represent a 
Pilgrim maiden and attach her with wire to 
the center of a ruffle-covered box. Use shades 
of red and orange crepe paper for the ruffles. 
They make a bright bit of color on the table 
and also a good contrast to the somber 
Pilgrim gown. 

No. 5. Turkey Favor. A small oblong box, 
containing a small favor, is covered by wrap- 
ping a strip of green crepe paper, cut in deep 
points to represent grass, around the sides 
several times. A Cut-out T 93 is then pasted 
on one side. A place card may be added if 

No. 6. Pilgrim Girl. A companion for the 
Pilgrim boy. A bonnet is made over a serving 
cup form as a foundation of gray and white 
crepe paper. After it is completed three or four 
round cakes of chocolate are wrapped in 
white tissue paper and a face is drawn on 
the side. Put the face in the cup and when 
ready to use stand it on its side. 

No. 7. Turkey Place Card. Cut leaves 
from Decorated Crepe No. 354. Paste a wire 
through the center of each and make into a 
spray, making the stem six or eight inches 
long below the spray. Bend into a flat spiral 
to make it stand and paste a Cut-out T 93 to 
the upright part of the stem. Tie a ribbon, 
with a place card attached to one end, to the 

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^****^ HHHEIIE are many varieties of Dennison goods 
* prepared especially for making it easy to 
arrange the details of a surprisingly delightful 


which is packaged in folds 10 feet long and 20 
inches wide, is 15^ a fold for the plain colors and 
25 i or 30^ for the Decorated Crepe. The decorated patterns include such designs as 
witches, black cats, pumpkins, bats, autumn leaves, fruit and turkeys. 

Crepe Paper Borders 

are very similar to Decorated Crepe but are made in narrower widths, from 23^ to 

63/2 inches wide and 10 or 15 feet long. They are priced at 10p each 

Festoons and Streamers 
For overhead decorations there are the ever-popular festoons and streamers. They 
are made in plain colors as well as in combinations of orange and black. The prices 
vary from 75£ to $1.50 the dozen and the lengths from 10 feet to 40 feet according 
to the style and width. 

Crepe Paper Moss 
that very useful and easily arranged decorative material, is packaged in 6-oz. boxes 

for 35 £ the box 

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